Who is Ruth Connell?
Ruth was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 20 April 1979, in Falkirk, Scotland; she holds British nationality, and is of Scottish descent. She’s a producer, and an actress with 25 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Rowena MacLeod in the series “Supernatural”, which is a story about two brothers who are following their father’s steps in hunting and fighting against evil creatures of any kind, such as demons and monsters among others.
Early life and education
Ruth was raised as an only child on a farm outside Bonnybridge, a small village in Falkirk County, by her mother Fiona Murray who was a school teacher, and her father David Connell, a football coach and manager.
Ruth started practicing ballet at an early age, and soon she was accepted onto the Scottish Ballet Vocational Education Scheme. She performed on stage, and had the lead role as Clara in “Nutcracker”; she won the title of Scottish Junior Ballet Champion, and as a teenager won the title of Scottish Senior Ballet Champion at Stage Festival.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1997, she enrolled at Rose Bruford College, in London, England, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Performance in 2001.
Roles in series
Ruth made her first television appearance in 2003, portraying Medical Staff in the documentary series “Meades Eats”, followed by her voice role as Merida in the animation series “Sofia the First”, which had 24 award nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys, and won 10.
In the following years, she made an appearance as Woman in Bed in an episode of the short TV series “The Hillywood Show”, and then she was cast to play Crescenda in “Spellagram” before she portrayed Rowena MacLeod in “Supernatural”, alongside Jared Padalecki, Jim Beaver and Jensen Ackles in this fantasy horror drama, which had 126 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and won 38.
Ruth’s most recent role on television was in the series “Doom Patrol”, and it’s announced that she will star in the series “Dead Boy Detectives”.
Roles in movies
Ruth made her acting debut in the 1998 short movie “The Soldier’s Leap”, and then after almost a decade, she was cast to play Olga in the TV movie “Above Their Station”, followed by her appearances in another short movie – “Love’s Debt”.
In 2012, she was cast to play MaryLane Heth in the science-fiction comedy drama “Folklore”, which had three award nominations and won two; Ruth won the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, United States of America Feature Film Award Best Acting Ensemble, which she shares with other actors from the movie.
In the following years, she had some support roles in movies such as “Sh*t British People Say in the USA”, “A Perfect Ending”, and “Meth Head” before she was cast to play Candy in “Hara Kiri”, starring alongside Jesse Pimentel and Mojean Aria, followed by roles in “For the Love of George”, “Open House”, and “The Cursed Man”.
She portrayed Bonnie in “The Cursed Man” acting alongside Maritza Brikisak, Brinna Locke, and Brahm Gallagher; the movie had 33 award nominations and won 23, and Ruth won the Accolade Competition Award of Merit Supporting Actress and IndieFEST Film Award Supporting Actress, both in 2020.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors about Ruth’s love life, one that she dated one of the fellows with whom she has been working in the past, however, she hasn’t spoken about this. When she started filming for the series “Supernatural” she met Robert Patrick ‘Rob’ Benedict, a 51-years-old American actor from Columbia, Missouri USA, who is perhaps known best for his roles in “Supernatural”, “Threshold” and “Felicity”; he is also the lead singer of the band Louden Swain, from Los Angeles, California.
After a long friendship, Ruth and Rob started dating sometime in 2020, after Rob divorced his now ex-wife Mollie Benedict, after almost 25 years of marriage. So as of December 2021, Ruth is in a relationship with Rob, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other credits
Ruth was heard as a voice actor in the video games “Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes”, “Disney Infinity 3.0”, and “Lego The Incredibles”, and is a big fan of video games – in her spare time, she often uses her PlayStation.
Ruth worked as a co-producer of the short movie “Sapphire Strange”, written by Justin Calen-Chen and Dave Sherman, starring Ellie Rose Boswell and Paris Benjamin.
She performed as a singer in two episodes of “Supernatural”, singing “Scotland the Brave” and “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond”, both traditional Scottish songs.
One of Ruth’s favorite hobbies is traveling – thanks to her acting career she’s visited a couple of US states, and also traveled around the world; her favorite travel destination is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and her dream travel destination is Kingston, Jamaica.
She’s into sports, works out three to four days per week at the gym, and likes swimming, hiking and bike-riding.
Ruth supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, participating in Pride events every year, and posting motivational and supporting messages onto her Instagram account.
Speaking of her presence on social media platforms, she’s active on Instagram, and has been followed by over 980,000 people, and her fans can keep track of her life and work on her Twitter account, which now has nearly 400,000 followers. Ruth also has her official Facebook page, which has been followed by nearly 300,000 fans.
Age, height, and net worth
Ruth is 42 years old, and has red hair and hazel eyes; she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) and is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) tall, with vital statistics of 29-24-31.
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.